A new city ordinance was introduced on Monday, March 27 to ban fishing from the wetlands lagoon in the lower terrace of the Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.
Councilwoman Rosalinda Vierra asked for the restriction after seeing someone fishing at the lagoon.
City officials fear the barbs of fishing hooks could tear the rubber liner that lines the retention pond which collects storm water and is a common place were waterfowl set down.
“Lately we’ve been seeing quite a few residents fishing at the lower bluff and our city staff has been doing a really good job on trying to prevent people from fishing and causing the damage to the liner,” said Public Works Director Sam Royal.
The city has already posted “no fishing” signs at the lagoon.